Former NBA star Norm Nixon watched Michael Beasley's performance the past two games from his Los Angeles home. The former Los Angeles Lakers guard has been mentoring the Timberwolves forward, and the recent results made him feel like a "proud parent."

"I'm very happy for him," Nixon said of Beasley, who averaged 26 points and shot 59 percent off the bench against Houston and the Lakers. "You can tell he's starting to relax more on the floor. He's doing things he's comfortable with. Now he just has to keep it up."

Beasley, who had missed 11 games with a right midfoot sprain, has been so impressive in his return that he might have put Wolves coach Rick Adelman in an interesting situation for tonight's game against Indiana at Target Center. Does Adelman continue to bring Beasley off the bench or does he put him back in the starting lineup to help the Wolves (10-11) avoid more slow starts?